Happy Birthday America!
Who stayed up past their bedtime watching the local firework display? Anyone?
My afternoon was spent the same way as my morning – glued to the couch with ice on my knee and remote and computer in hand. Do you know how difficult it is to sit still? Very.
Derek officially became my hero when he arrived home at 3:00 with a soy iced coffee in hand. Major boyfriend points there. 🙂
Even more bonus points for popped popcorn.
We shared the bag. Popcorn is always one of those things that taste so good at first, but then the greasiness of the butter catches up to and I start to feel ill. A half a bag is usually just about right.
Our original plans for tonight included a night out at Channelside with fireworks. I kept off my knee all day hoping I could still make it out. Right when 5:00pm rolled around I said ‘the hell with it,’ took a couple of asprin, got dressed, and said ‘let’s go.’ There’s only so much couch sitting this girl can take.
We were good. Limited stairs, limited walking, and lots of sitting. Almost as good as staying at home except then there would have been no fancy meal or fireworks involved.
We headed to Harbour Island first and tried a new-to-us restaurant I found online called Cafe Dufrain.
The menu was short and sweet.
With an emphasis on organic products. Loved that.
I ordered the Wood Grilled Chicken Sandwich and was not disappointed.
The chicken was moist and flavorful, but the real winners in the dish were the sweet and tangy mustard molasses bbq sauce and deliciously rich smoked cheddar cheese.
The lemon hazelnut asparagus was a real crowd pleaser as well. They cut like butter – soft and silky with just the slightest chew.
Derek enjoyed his burger as well. We will be back. 🙂
After dinner we moseyed over to Channelside for dessert.
Knee was doing good. I think it needed a good stretch anyways.
Which one to choose?
We picked up a cupcake and headed back to the bridge to wait for fireworks.
One of the few cupcakes where I preferred the cake to the icing. Cake – good. Icing – too much sugar, not enough chocolate. 🙂
The fireworks were suppose to start at 9:00, but 9:00 came and went and we were left waiting…
FINALLY at a quarter to 10 something started to happen!
I’ve seen fireworks a million times, but there’s something about seeing them on the 4th of July that just makes them that much more special. Kind of like how you could listen to Christmas music all year round, but it only feels right when you listen to it at Christmas time. Fireworks have their once a year focus and this was it!
Happy 4th of July Everyone!